Classes and Teaching


Interested in getting your license?

Radio Amateurs of Manitoba offers the Basic Short Course several times per year to teach newcomers about amateur radio with the goal of passing the ISED Basic qualification.

If you are reading this page in all likelihood you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator otherwise known as a HAM. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Amateur radio is a great hobby that covers a lot of ground (so to speak). There is something for everyone.

In addition, there are also several online courses offered by clubs across the country. To get started, we recommend that you purchase a copy of the Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Operators Qualification Study Guide by Coax publications by sending us an email, or you can visit Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) to obtain a copy.

Visit the RAC’s web site to find out when the next online course they sponsor is being offered. Contact them directly and keep in mind they usually fill up very quickly! You will also find a lot of useful information at which lists course offerings from clubs across the country.

VE3YT has a “Successful Guide to the Basic Exam” focused directly on the exam material, which might take the place of a course for a motivated candidate. It is available from He may teach a Zoom Basic course if there is sufficient interest. For more information email Vic.

Other good online training:

One very important component of your studies is Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) practice exam generator. ISED is the federal government department overseeing amateur radio. You should do these practice exams daily whether you self-study or take a course. When you feel confident, and you are scoring consistently over 90% on the practice exams, please contact us to arrange your exam. There is also a list of other examiners on ISED’s Website if we can’t find a workable day/time.

If you are interested in obtaining your Advanced qualification, RAM, unfortunately does not offer this course. We suggest you contact RAC as they do periodically offer an Advanced course. Keep in mind that as with the Basic course - it fills up very quickly. RAM does however make available for purchase the Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Operators Qualification Study Guide from Coax Publications. You can purchase it by sending us an email to, or you can visit Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) to obtain a copy.